Durant ISD superintendent announces resignation

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DURANT, OK---The Superintendent of Durant ISD has announced his resignation after six years of service.

"It was just one of those God-centered, God timing life opportunities that, you know, when you have those kind of opportunities you have to take advantage of them." said Simeroth.

Durant ISD Superintendent Jason Simeroth put his resignation in this weekend after six years on the job. He says he's been proud to lead Durant's public schools.

"I'm exteremly proud of the people that I work with. They are innovative, they are professional, they welcome change, they welcome the growth." said Simeroth.

"He's been a very hands-on superintendent." said Cheryl Conditt.

Cheryl Conditt is the principal at Durant High School. During Simeroth's time with the district, the new high school was built; one thing Conditt says they worked together on.

"We've worked hand and hand in lots of areas on lots of projects we've worked on." said Conditt.

Simeroth started his career in Mustang, Oklahoma, near Yukon where he is now moving to. He says his love for kids is why he has enjoyed the last few years.

"When you walk through Wal-Mart and one of the little kids walks up and tugs on my pant leg and looks up at his mom and says, "Mom that's the president," that's wonderful." said Simeroth.

Simeroth will be finishing out the school year in Durant while the school board starts their search for his replacement. Simeroth says the district will most likely stick to the ideals they've always stood by.

"It's all about increasing performance, increasing student achievement, and moving forward in an innovative way towards the future like we've done." said Simeroth.

Simeroth says he's excited to move back home to be closer to family, but he will always remember his time in Durant.

"It's been an honor to serve in a top notch district in our state." said Simeroth.

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